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Find my past survey

Today I received an email from FMP asking me to take part in a survey, conducted by, to help them offer a better service to me.
I found the survey extremely intrusive. Apart from a couple of questions re genealogy the main purpose of the survey was to ask personal questions eg where I lived, age, was I maried,children, their ages, where I shopped, what car I drove, to name but a few.
So ...
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FindmyPast, change of terms and conditions.

Just received an e-mail from findmypast about their new terms and conditions, which in effect means all the records I accessed when I had a subscription, will no longer be available to view without a current subscription.

I am lucky, in that I always download images, so it won’t affect me much, but for those relying on accessing their images via Findmypast in the future, be warned, Download them now whilst you still can!
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Beautiful Handwriting

Searching through the parish registers for a christening, I came across some entries by the Vicar P H Roche, and I was so struck by his beautiful handwriting, I just had to share.
Tis a shame that not all vicars took as much care in writing up their parish registers, would make all our lives a little easier.

NB I was amused by the 2nd entry on left hand page, says it all really ...
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Unpleasant surprises Unpleasant surprises

Have any of you uncovered any unpleasant surprises while carrying out family tree research?

For the last few years, I've been helping my aunt (my father's sister) research her family tree. In particular I've been focusing on tracing her first cousin and her cousin's daughter, who emigrated to Australia in the late 1940s and she lost contact with after they returned to the UK for a visit in the 1970s.

Over the last year I ...
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How to prove this is the DC of my William HUMPHREY?

After many years of searching I may have found the DC of my great great grandfather William Humphrey. The trouble is, I can’t be certain it’s really him! My William lived in various parts of England as a navvy and was most recently in Norden, Lancashire in 1901. By 1911, his ‘wife’ (whom he never married) and children were living in Bolton. The most likely DC I can find for William is in Barrow in ...
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Finally broke my "Brick Wall"

Hello all,

Just wanted to share my joy at solving a problem that I have been working on since starting my tree about 8 years ago and one that I know other family memebers have been working on for 30 years +! Also to encourage others to keep looking and not give up, explore every possible lead.

My story is involving my Great Great Nan. I could not find her anywhere before her marriage in ...
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Changes to Ancestry membership payments

Hi All
Has anyone else recently had problems with their membership. My account was cut off a few days ago despite my order history showing a direct debit payment on 20th July. This payment was not taken from my bank not was there any attempt to take it. When I spoke to their customer service they said that the company as a whole has decided to longer accept direct debit as a payment. Without ...
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Honouring Hardingstone's WW1 Heroes

We would appreciate your assistance in assisting our research for an event being held in our village of Hardingstone, just outside Northampton, the weekend of 15-16 September 2018 between 10 and 4 daily. This will take place in and around St Edmunds Church and its purpose is to recognise and honour those from the village who are listed on our War Memorial. This free to visit weekend will feature displays commemorating all those who died, ...
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Ancestry App (IOS)

Does anybody else have the problems I am having with this? I loaded a (private) tree on ancestry after I came in contact with a fourth cousin in Australia, so that she could share my research. I have obviously as a result of this had numerouse "hints" appear - about 3000 in all! - which is fine, and I have been working through these prior to adding more information to my tree in Family Historian. ...
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WDYTYA Magazines

I have No.s 1-120 plus cd's where appropriate of the magazine. Does anyone require any issues before I dispose of everything? Downsize means I nolonger have storage room.

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